I have the following situation; my church has a large, round stained
glass window (96in diameter) would we would like to illuminate at
night, so it can be seen from the outside. We are looking at an
electric light that would make the stained glass visible from the
The first attempt, a couple years back, was to place a single flood
light 15 feet behind it, and turn it on; well, from the outside, it
looks like there is a single light bulb behind the stained glass
window, very bright, and the rest of the window is much darker. It
does not look good, to say the least. Forward to today, where the
problem landed on my lap.
I am thinking of a way to diffuse the light so that it does not look
like there is a single source (or multiple sources) of light behind
it. I'd like to have the light as uniform as possible.
I DAGS and a search in rec.woodworking, and all I have found were
ideas for smaller windows, for which a single light would b
appropriate. I know that churches in Europe illuminate their stained
glass windows and that it looks really nice. What is it that they are
doing right and that I do not know how to do?
Thanks in advance.